News Archives

MPPIA Elects 2023/24 Board of Directors + Announces Fortified Operational Team June 22, 2023

May 2023 Message From MPPIA Chair May 16, 2023


MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch Candidates Announced, Pitches at 2022 WFF Dec. 3 November 10, 2022

Message From the Chair: The Next 20 Years — It’s On. September 29, 2022

‘Leadership on Location’ Forum In Vancouver: Together, International Industry Explores Sustainability Priorities September 22, 2022

2022/23 MPPIA Short Film Relaunches August 5, 2022


MPPIA Announces 2022-23 Board of Directors June 30, 2022

Message From the Chair 2022: Delivering on the Promise March 31, 2022


2021: The Reset for “Business As Usual” October 8, 2021

MPPIA Elects 2021-22 Board of Directors June 29, 2021

Decolonization with Kim Haxton, Part Two: Reconciliation May 17, 2021

Up Ahead in 2021: A Stronger, Healthier Production Industry in BC May 11, 2021

Decolonization: Part One in a Series With Kim Haxton (Potowatomi) February 17, 2021

2021: Running with the lessons of ‘a record year’ in 2020 January 28, 2021


Message From the Chair: The Road Ahead in 2020 July 14, 2020

Message from the Chair March 27, 2020

Message From The Chair: Achieving 2020 Vision January 16, 2020


Director Heather Perluzzo Makes Winning Pitch for the 2019 MPPIA Short Film Award December 13, 2019

2019 MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch Candidates Announced for Whistler Film Festival, Dec. 4 – 8 November 12, 2019

MAKING A SCENE IN MAPLE RIDGE: BC Film + TV Production Industry Rolls Out Red Carpet of Appreciation August 17, 2019

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ABBOTSFORD: BC Film + TV Production Industry Rolls Out Red Carpet of Appreciation August 13, 2019

BC’S MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY ❤️’S CHINATOWN: Production Community Rolls Out Red Carpet of Appreciation to 2019 Chinatown Festival August 10th August 8, 2019

2019/20 MPPIA Short Film Award Announced July 24, 2019

Message from the Chair: The People Who Move Us Forward July 18, 2019

Amber Orchard Joins MPPIA as Association Coordinator July 10, 2019

MPPIA Announces 2019/20 Board of Directors July 9, 2019

Huge Loss For BC’s Film & TV Community With the Passing of Crawford Hawkins June 29, 2019

Message From the Chair: Raising our Game in 2019 April 10, 2019


Emerging BC Director Alayna Silverberg Takes 2018 MPPIA Short Film Award in Tight Competition December 5, 2018

MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch at the 18th annual Whistler Film Festival November 15, 2018

Fall 2018: Building on the Best Laid Plans September 12, 2018

BC Film & TV industry Rolls out the Red Carpet with Pride August 3, 2018

2018-19 MPPIA Short Film Award Competition Announced July 31, 2018

MPPIA Board Announces 2018/19 Executive Committee June 3, 2018

2018: Paving the way for long term industry growth April 23, 2018


Kicking off 2018 with Renewed Appreciation for our Collective Work December 20, 2017

Emerging Director Veronika Kurz Stands Out in Tight Competition for the 2017 MPPIA Short Film Award December 4, 2017

2017 MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch Candidates Announced for Whistler Film Fest (Nov. 29 – Dec. 3), Pitch Announced November 14, 2017

MPPIA Congratulates Premier Horgan, Welcomes Collaboration on Continued Success across BC’s Creative Economy: August 23, 2017

2017-18 MPPIA Short Film Award Announced August 4, 2017

Motion Picture Community Initiative Rolls out Inaugural Appreciation Event in Fort Langley June 27, 2017

MPPIA Rolls out the Green Carpet at the Stephen J. Cannell Classic for Charity June 16, 2017

Message From the Chair: Where to grow in 2017/18 June 13, 2017

Keith Cutler Remembers the Late Grace McCarthy’s Contribution to BC’s Film Industry May 31, 2017

MPPIA Celebrates Creative Industries Week 2017: Industry Youth Mentor Jim Crescenzo is Honoured with the ai???BC Creates Community Builders’ Award March 3, 2017

Strong Start for 2017-18 Television Season Contributes to a Happy New Year in BC’s Production Sector January 11, 2017

MPPIA in 2017: Greater Strides Ahead for a Fortified Industry Association January 10, 2017


10th Anniversary MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch Candidates Announced November 16, 2016

MPPIA Board Appoints New Executive Coordinator November 3, 2016

Peter Wetherell – Sept 26 October 19, 2016

Message From the Chair: Paving the Way for a Sustainable Production Industry in BC September 15, 2016

MPPIA Short Film Award 10th Anniversary Edition Announced August 8, 2016

Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot’s Star Trek Beyond spent over $69 million in British Columbia and created 3,925 jobs June 22, 2016

Message From the Chair: Planning for the BC Screen Production Sector’s Long Term Success May 3, 2016

ai???BC Creates Award Winning Talent’: Industry Gathers to Pay Tribute to BC Oscar Honorees February 21, 2016

ai???Deadpoolai??? Boosts British Columbia’s Economy Twentieth Century Fox’s Latest Blockbuster Spent Over $40 Million February 12, 2016

Labour Market Impact Assessment: Screen Production Exemptions Announced February 3, 2016

MPPIA Celebrates ai???BC Creates Community’, Honours Industry Veteran Danny Virtue for Exceptional Community Engagement January 29, 2016


BC Screen Production Community Shares Generously with BC Families December 15, 2015

Emerging Director Maja Aro Stands Out in Tight Competition for the 2015 MPPIA Short Film Award December 8, 2015

Camille Sullivan and Michael Eklund Among Winners at 2015 UBCP/ACTRA Awards November 9, 2015

A First: Five Female Filmmakers Pitch For the MPPIA Short Film Award at the Whistler Film Festival November 3, 2015

Film & Television Career Paths on Stage At the 8th Edition of the Motion Picture & New Media Career Expo November 1, 2015

Message From the MPPIA Chair: Managing our Value Proposition in Promising Times November 1, 2015

The 2015 UBCP/ACTRA AWARDS NOMINEES Announced September 17, 2015

ai???Canada’s Coolest Film Festival’ Counts Down to 15th Anniversary September 15, 2015

Film Unions Master Agreement Ratified with Three Year Pact to March 2018 September 14, 2015

MPPIA Welcomes Prem Gill to CEO Role at Creative BC September 1, 2015

2015/16 MPPIA Short Film Award Open for Applications July 23, 2015

MPPIA Rolls out the Green Carpet Monday, June 22 at Point Grey June 18, 2015

Message From the Chair: 2015 Objectives Align June 5, 2015

Canada’s largest film insurance broker acquires cultureONE Inc. June 1, 2015

Production of Disney’s Tomorrowland Responsible for $91.9 Million in Spending, Over 1,800 Jobs in British Columbia May 26, 2015

BC Creative Industry Leaders Celebrate Creative Industries Week in BC and Introduce ai???BC Creates’ May 8, 2015

MPPIA Welcomes Provincial Government’s Growth Strategy for BC Screen Production February 17, 2015


November 2014 Marketing Trip December 19, 2014

Director Andrew Rowe makes a ai???stand up’ pitch for Vehicular Romanticide, takes MPPIA Short Film Award at WFF 2014 December 11, 2014

MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch at 2014 Whistler Film Fest Dec 6th December 4, 2014

Vancouver Production ai???Game of Homesai??? Donates $100k in furniture for distribution to local charities;TV series rescues four houses from the wrecking ball for W Network’s renovation-reality show November 7, 2014

New MPPIA Member to Show the Greener Side of BC Production November 7, 2014

Five New Filmmakers to ‘Bring it’ to Whistler for the MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch November 7, 2014

Merging Media 5 on Deck, Nov. 13-14 October 30, 2014

3 World Premieres Announced Amongst WFF’s Coveted Borsos Competition 6 films to compete for the second largest cash film festival prize for a Canadian feature in the country October 16, 2014

BC Film & TV Delegation Joins Premier Christy Clark in India: Industry Trade Mission October 13-17, 2014 October 14, 2014

The Race is On: BC’s Production Community Set to Raise Turkey October 2, 2014

Countdown to VIFF Industry Oct 1-4 as VIFF Kicks off Sept. 25 September 24, 2014

VIFF & VIFF Industry Just Around the Corner September 10, 2014

Summer update from the Chair: Introducing 2014/15 MPPIA Executive August 25, 2014

MPPIA, Creative BC, Whistler Film Fest Announce 2014/15 MPPIA Short Film Award July 29, 2014

Atomic Cartoons and Nerd Corps Join MPPIA Board May 13, 2014

MPPIA 2014/15 Plan : Where Collaboration meets Opportunity May 13, 2014

Stephen J. Cannell Classic Getting Tee’d Up For June 23rd April 15, 2014

Message from the MPPIA Chair: Our strategy in 2014 February 3, 2014


Director Nick Citton takes 2013 MPPIA Short Film Award with ‘Future Perfect’ Pitch December 10, 2013

Count Down is on: MPPIA Short Film Award Up for Grabs at the 2013 Whistler Film Festival (Dec. 4-8) December 5, 2013

MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch Candidates Announced: Catch the Pitch at the 13th Annual Whistler Film Festival November 13, 2013

October 31, 2013

Merging Media 4th Annual Showcase for Transmedia Trends Set to Go October 31, 2013

MPPIA Board Elects Executive Committee for 2013/14 October 28, 2013

BC Production Community Shows a Great Appetite for Giving October 18, 2013

BC’s Creative Industries Gather at the VIFF Forum To Kickstart ai???We Create BC’ October 10, 2013


Time to collaborate on a creative industries strategy in BC: Together ‘We Create BC’ September 30, 2013

Front Row Insurance Brokers Announces Merger — Canada’s Largest Film Insurance Broker is Created September 25, 2013


No Rain on this Parade: 25th Anniversary Stephen J. Cannell Golf Fundraiser Sells Out, Celebrates Industry Giving June 28, 2013

Update From the Chair June 26, 2013

MPPIA Congratulates Premier Clark, Looks Forward to Collaborative Strategy for a Strong Creative Economy in BC May 15, 2013

Opus Hotel is New Again May 9, 2013

SIM Digital Acquires PS Production Services May 6, 2013

MPPIA Update From the Chair April 24, 2013

City of Vancouver Sharpens BC’s Competitive Position with New Motion Picture Industry Measures April 17, 2013

BC Motion Picture Industry Welcomes NDP Pledge to Boost Industry Tax Credits April 10, 2013

Vancouver Film Industry to Strike the Right Notes With Hit n’ Strum March 7, 2013

Update From the Chair: The Industry is the Message February 28, 2013

British Columbians Earn Gold at the Oscars: The Latest on BC’s List of Honorees February 26, 2013

Public Opinion Poll Demonstrates Broad Support For Motion Picture Production in British Columbia February 7, 2013

We Create BC: Next Steps January 31, 2013

MPPIA to Convene Industry ‘Town Hall’ Meeting January 19, 2013


Let’s Work Together For a Prosperous 2013: Introducing ‘We Create BC’ December 21, 2012

IATSE 891 Elects New President December 10, 2012

Director John Ornoy’s Pitch for True Love Waits Takes 2012 MPPIA Short Film Award December 6, 2012

MPPIA Short Film Award Contenders Get Ready to Pitch Dec. 1 at the 12th Annual Whistler Film Festival (Nov.28-Dec.2) November 29, 2012


MPPIA Short Film Award 2012 Pitch Candidates Announced November 7, 2012

The Whistler Film Festival Announces 2012 Program November 2, 2012

Film Industry Orientation (FIOP) Course Updated, Now Known as the Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course (MPIO) November 1, 2012

MPPIA Short Film Award Partners Gather Industry to Launch 6th Edition October 4, 2012

Don’t Miss: VIFF Film & TV Forum Sept 26-29 September 25, 2012

Fall Update From the Chair September 19, 2012

MPPIA, BC Film + Media, Whistler Film Festival Announce 2012/13 MPPIA Short Film Award July 26, 2012

Emmy Nominations feature made in BC achievements July 25, 2012

Have you had your say: MediaScreen2012 June 23, 2012

Deluxe Vancouver and Post Modern Sound Announce Strategic Alliance June 11, 2012

MPPIA Welcomes New Members June 5, 2012

MPPIA Board Elects 2012/13 Executive June 4, 2012

It’s time to recognize the creative sector as a leading economic force June 4, 2012

2012 MPPIA Stephen J. Cannell Classic Industry Fundraiser: And Your Tee Time…? May 22, 2012

‘Joanna Makes a Friend’ in Cannes May 22, 2012

Bell Media to Sponsor Whistler Film Festival May 15, 2012

Whistler Film Festival on Location June 21 May 11, 2012

Jason Cameron Promoted to DGC Business Agent May 3, 2012

The lion behind Lionsgate is back for a sequel… April 10, 2012

Government discusses changes to tax status for film, TV production March 16, 2012

New Member Updates March 6, 2012

BCFC 2011 stats show rise in production spending March 5, 2012

Film Unions Master Agreement Ratified to 2015 March 2, 2012

New Film Centre Promises High Return on Investment for B.C. February 20, 2012


WD Project Update: Los Angeles Mission & Consular Reception December 1, 2011

Whistler Film Festival/MPPIA Short Film Award December 1, 2011

Snowball, The Greatest Film Industry Party of All Time December 1, 2011

MPPIA Annual Holiday Breakfast December 1, 2011

Membership Updates December 1, 2011

Have a Voice, Be a Part of the Vision December 1, 2011

British Columbia Voters Reject HST: BC Production Industry to Work on Competitive Solution September 1, 2011

MPPIA Retains Los Angeles Based Representative Peter Wetherell September 1, 2011

MPPIA Rolls Out Marketing and Business Development Activities with Support From Western Economic Diversification Canada September 1, 2011

MPPIA Adopts Reel Green Sustainability Code September 1, 2011

Have a Voice, Be a Part of the Vision September 1, 2011